MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NGC Software today announced that PPI Apparel Group, a leader in private-label intimate apparel, is implementing NGC’s Extended PLM, which combines fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management (SCM) in a fully integrated, end-to-end solution.
PPI Apparel’s products are sold by leading retailers in thousands of retail stores worldwide. The company focuses on fashion intimates, shapewear and sleepwear for girls, juniors and women. PPI Apparel’s portfolio includes popular brands such as Playboy Intimates, Kathy Ireland Intimates, LA Gear, Union Bay, Strawberry Shortcake and many others.
NGC’s Extended PLM will provide PPI Apparel’s brands with an end-to-end solution, from initial product development and line planning to global sourcing, production management and inbound visibility. Features such as workflow calendars, global collaboration and exception dashboards will help further streamline productivity. NGC’s PLM and SCM system will integrate with PPI Apparel’s existing ERP solution, enabling the systems to seamlessly share and update information.
“PPI Apparel represents some of the best-known brands in women’s intimates, and the company is highly regarded for its outstanding design, quality and customer service,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and product development, NGC. “NGC’s software will help PPI Apparel manage growth and deliver on its brand promise as the company continues to expand its portfolio of licenses.”
About PPI Apparel
PPI Apparel Group is an industry leader in private-label intimate apparel and related product categories. PPI Apparel strives to supply its partners with fashion-forward, quality products at a value that exceeds customer expectations. Through design, brand building, licensing, acquisitions and product development, PPI Apparel always focuses on its core philosophy of exceptional quality and value.
NGC Software is a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management, ERP and Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC earned nine #1 rankings and 25 overall top 10 rankings in the 2014 RIS News Software Leaderboard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts. In addition, NGC has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
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